ARTICLES RELATING TO ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

Eco-friendly pope encourages cities

2015-07-20 16:48

The eco-friendly pope is rallying like-minded green mayors from around the world at the Vatican.

1 000s camp out for Pope's first mass in Ecuador

2015-07-06 17:02

Camped on streets with sleeping bags and stocked with food supplies, thousands of excited Ecuadoreans have congregated in Guayaquil for Pope Francis' first mass of his "homecoming" tour of South America.

Pope creates paedophile tribunal

2015-06-10 16:07

Pope Francis has created a tribunal to hear cases of bishops who fail to protect kids from paedophile priests.

SA Catholic Church adds voice to Nkandla furore

2015-06-02 14:10

The Catholic Church has called on President Jacob Zuma to show leadership and take responsibility for spending at his Nkandla home.

Vatican recognises state of Palestine

2015-05-13 19:52

The Vatican has officially recognised the state of Palestine in a new treaty.

Vatican drops takeover of US nuns

2015-04-16 19:05

The Vatican has unexpectedly ended its takeover of a US nun group in a major shift in tone under Francis.

First African to be made saint – report

2015-02-08 14:05

Benedict Daswa, a Limpopo school principal who was stoned, beaten and burnt to death for his Catholic beliefs, is set to become the first African saint, the Sunday Times reported.

Pope to clergy: Never cover up child abuse

2015-02-05 15:58

Pope Francis has sent Catholic clergy a powerful reminder of their duty to stamp out sexual abuse of children by priests, warning that they must never let a fear of scandal lead to cover-ups.

Pope sparks social media frenzy

2015-01-16 07:39

Millions of Filipinos are planning to endure crushing crowds, security threats and stormy weather to get close to Pope Francis.

Kenya priest guilty of murdering Italian bishop

2014-11-04 20:22

A Kenyan Roman Catholic priest and four others have been found guilty of murdering an elderly Italian bishop in central Kenya almost a decade ago.

 

Pope wraps up South America tour

2015-07-12 16:16

Pope Francis has wrapped up his South America tour with a visit to a Paraguayan slum and open-air Mass.

Vatican signs treaty with Palestine

2015-06-26 16:49

The Vatican has signed its first treaty with the 'State of Palestine calling for "courageous decisions" to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a two-state solution.

Burundi protesters on streets

2015-06-02 19:37

Police fired on protesters who took to the streets of Burundi's capital in renewed protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term in office.

Pope's blood-stained cassock on display

2015-05-13 22:13

The blood-stained cassock worn by the late pope John Paul II on the day of a failed assassination bid on at the Vatican is on display in the Polish city of Krakow.

Vatican attack plot revealed

2015-04-24 21:04

Italian prosecutors say terror suspects sought in Italy had plotted an attack against the Vatican.

Big sale for Pope iPad

2015-04-15 19:13

An Apple iPad which belonged to Pope Francis has fetched $30 500 at an auction, with proceeds going to a school for the poor in Uruguay

Work wraps up on Vatican showers, barber shop for homeless

2015-02-06 18:07

Vatican showers, barber soon to open for homeless; 'kit' includes soap, deodorant, razor

Church backs DRC protesters

2015-01-21 21:06

Democratic Republic of Congo's powerful Catholic church has thrown its weight behind opposition to a move that could extend President Joseph Kabila's rule.

Pope wades into climate change debate

2015-01-15 17:14

Pope Francis has waded into the global debate about climate change saying that he believed that man was primarily responsible.

Catholic bishops open toward gays

2014-10-14 10:01

Catholic bishops have made a 'seismic' opening toward gays, saying they offer gifts to the church.

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